Monday, September 19, 2011

Salafi leader in Egypt; Christians must convert, pay the jizya or go to war

Sura 9 verse 29 lays out what Muhammad Mustafa, also known as "Abu Shadi is saying.  He is just following orders, and being the good Muslim by listening and obeying Muhammad, who is the "al-insan al-kamil" or the perfect man who's behavior is to be emulated for all time.  

The choice of conversion, subjugation as a dhimmi or war is instilled in the Qur'an and is part of being the best Muslim.  It is no surprise that Shadi calls for the three choices, it is the first act a Muslim must do to non-Muslims before actually engaging in warfare, the non-Muslim is basically being warned that if he makes no choice, the default will be number three, warfare.

One helluva choice, isn't it?  It is really a  non-choice in that whatever you choose means bowing to Islam.

From Coptic Solidarity translated from September 19 by Salah Laban

Abu Shadi: The Muslim Caliphate is Coming; Christians Must Choose Between Jizya, Conversion, or War

“Nobody denies that the Salafi current has the greatest share in initiating the revolution, as it exposed to the people the loyalty of the Arab regimes to the West, their squandering of the resources of the Umma [Islamic Nation], and their failing to preserve its holy sites." This is what a leader of the Jihadi-Salafi current, Muhammad Mustafa, also known as "Abu Shadi", said, stressing that the Salafis never stayed away from politics, but rather applied it in accordance to their understanding of Sharia,  and that they also played the role of "enlightening before revolutionizing," recognizing that popular revolts are the greatest means for change. Abu Shadi also confirms that he was one of Tahrir Square’s preachers during the revolution, and that Jihadi Salafism is present in Egypt, and in large numbers, in the millions, according to him.

In Abu Shadi's view, the street [i.e., the average Muslim Egyptian] is in complete agreement with Salafism, and the attack on the Salafis comes from the "enemies of Islam," or, in his opinion, "the forces of infidels and crusaders(Jews and other infidels is what he means).”  Moreover, he confirms, with confidence, that the Egyptian Islamic movements have the "mechanism to deal with the infidels"..  Abu Shadi sees that it was only fear, and perhaps error [of judgment], which led some Salafi preachers to call against going out [to protest] against Mubarak. He pointed out that Mubarak fought Islamists, and harmed Islam, because he helped the crusaders occupy Iraq and Afghanistan, adding that "there is no obedience to whoever does not govern according to Sharia." For him, the conditions to be a ruler of a Muslim state are to be Muslim, masculine, and possess [religious] knowledge—even to the degree of being an exegete.

He called upon the Islamic movements to carefully distinguish between believers and infidels. The leading Salafi explains: "We do not transgress against the Nassara [or “Nazarenes,” the Quranic appellation for Christians], but they must either pay jizya [tribute, and assume inferior status], convert to Islam, or war.  He adds: [Samuel] Huntington said the truth even though he was a liar, for the coming struggle is the clash of civilizations, and Islam will be victorious and rule the world with an "Islamic caliphate"... Abu Shady belittles the symbols of secularism in the "lands of Muslims," describing them as few [in number], and points out that there is confusion among the people regarding "the fact that they are infidels.” He threatened that a statement will be shortly published by the Salafis, revealing the truth about them [the secularists], which "will make the masses beat them with shoes, for we must fight them because they are in the trench of infidelity,” according to the Salafi leader.

Al-Qaeda has a sacred status to Abu Shadi, as its members are "the companions after the [Prophet's] Companions” [i.e., the most faithful of Muslims] adding that it gave the Umma an unprecedented boost, by leading it towards a legitimate goal. He said that the masses rose against the Arab rulers thanks to al-Qaeda and what it presented by way of statements and facts, in sound and image.

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